Georg Friedrich Benecke

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Georg Friedrich Benecke, by Ludwig Emil Grimm

Georg Friedrich Benecke (10 June 1762, Mönchsroth – 21 August 1844, Göttingen) was a German philologist.

Beginning in 1780, he was a student at the University of Göttingen, where he was a pupil of Christian Gottlob Heyne.[1] In 1814 he became a full professor at Göttingen, and later on, acquired duties as a head librarian.[2]

His studies most notably involved old German and English literature.[2] He was editor of a dictionary to Hartmann von Aue's Ywain (1874). His preliminary work on a collection of Middle High German words was edited and published by Wilhelm Müller and Friedrich Zarncke after his death ("Mittelhochdeutsches Wörterbuch").

Selected works[edit]

  • Beyträge zur Kenntniss der altdeutschen Sprache und Litteratur, 1810.
  • Minnelieder. Ergänzung der Sammlung von Minnesingern, Göttingen 1810.
  • Der Edel Stein / getichtet von Bonerius, aus Handschriften berichtigt und mit einem Wörterbuch versehen, Berlin 1816.
  • Wigalois von Wirnt von Gravenberch, Berlin 1819.
  • Iwein. Der Riter mit dem Lewen von Hartmann von Aue, (with Karl Lachmann), Berlin 1827.
  • Wörterbuch zu Hartmanns Iwein, 1833.
  • Mittelhochdeutsches Wörterbuch (with Wilhelm Müller and Friedrich Zarncke,[3] published posthumously; Leipzig 1854-66, 4 parts).

External links and references[edit]

  1. ^ De.Wikisource @ Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie
  2. ^ a b biography @ Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. 4th Edition. Volume 2, Bibliographical Institute, Leipzig 1885-1892, p 681st.
  3. ^ WorldCat Identities Most widely held works by Georg Friedrich Benecke